I baked cookies yesterday afternoon for the banquet tonight. (They turned out super tasty, but pretty crumbly and awful-looking.) I still remember attending last year having just gotten the call that I made a Fall team. So excited. It’s been a long year with a lot of highs and lows regarding moot court, but I can still confidently say that I think UC Hastings’ moot court program is amazing. The training, effort, time and support given to each competitor is priceless.
So even though I didn’t try out for a team next year, I am still going to stay a part of the moot court family in any way I can. It’s a little bittersweet, but I always have my competition partner, Monica, to lean on. That’s another great thing about Hastings’ moot court program, the bonds and friendships you make really run deep.
Posted by Jennifer K. on April 16, 2013
I spent most of today in a mind-numbed, thumb-twiddling, anxious haze obsessively checking my UC Hastings email account at every free moment at work. The list of scheduled interviews came out today. Hence, I was truly a nervous wreck until the list posted around 5 p.m. CST.
For those that don’t know, On Campus Interviews (OCI) is a hugely important event and time during a law student’s academic career, especially if that student is interested in working for a big firm. It’s definitely not the only way to get a Summer Associate position or a job for next summer, but it is a highly visible, streamlined and formal process.
I wrote the cover letters, all 20 of them, did the research, figured out which firms I really loved and felt like I had a chance at getting an interview with, ranked them in order of interest, and bid on them.
Today I found out the results of all that work. I have 6 interviews next week, 5 of which come from the top 6 of my list, and I am very happy with the outcome. Of course this is only the first step, there are still callbacks to hope for, and offer(s) to dream of.
Needless to say, I am excited. Nervous in an entirely new way now, but looking forward to getting to know these firms better. Any rising 2L law students out there? Soldier on!
Posted by Jennifer K. on August 1, 2012